Unsurprisingly, this has left many people fearful and uncertain. Parents worry about their children, balancing the risks of disease against the loss of education. Those with medical conditions are concerned that they might be at more risk.
Others have felt liberated and justified in defying medical and government advice, by returning to mixing closely without restriction, either at massive parties or crowding together on beaches.
The Newsletter offers some thoughts on how to approach the new "freedom". This includes some stories from the past of how others took the opportunity to reset their relationships with God. These people, mostly not clergy, sensed that God was calling them to spread His word and they did, leading revivals that resulted in the Holy Spirit reaching into the hearts of millions of hungry souls looking for hope and love.
Perhaps we are in similar times now, when instead of rushing to the beach (or perhaps as well as!), we can reflect on what we have gone through and look to God for guidance on how to live the rest of our lives. Amen.